Episode #104 – Tony Ashton & Jon Lord – First of the Big Bands

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Episode #104

April 12, 2021

Tony Ashton & Jon Lord – First of the Big Bands

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Lead up to the Album:


Tony Ashton – Hammond organ, piano, vocals

Jon Lord – Hammond organ, piano

Carmine Appice – Drums

Cozy Powell – Drums

Terry Cox – Drums

Ian Paice – Drums

Frank Ricotti – Percussion, vibraphone

Jim Cregan – Guitar

Jerry Donahue – Guitar

Peter Frampton – Guitar

Mick Clarke – Guitar

Pat Donaldson – Bass guitar

Part of the folk group Fotheringay with Jerry Donahue

Dave Caswell – Trumpet

Mike Davis – Trumpet

John Mumford – Trombone

Dick Parry – Saxophone

Howie Casey – Saxophone

Featured on Malice in Wonderland

Also worked with Paul McCartney in Wings

Madeline Bell – Backup vocals


Vocalist also featured on Jesus Christ Superstar album

Worked with the Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker

Tony Ferguson – Backing vocals

Jimmy Helms – Backing vocals

Vocalist from The Butterfly Ball

Also a member of Londonbeat

Kenny Rowe – Backing vocals

Graham White – Backing vocals

Jo Ann Williams – Backing vocals

Roger Willis – Backing vocals


Engineer – Alan Harris

Engineer – Bill Price

Engineer – Geoffrey Emerick*

Engineer – John Middleton

Engineer – John Mills

Engineer – Martin Birch

Producer – Jon Lord, Tony Ashton

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Album Tracks:

Side One:

We’re Gonna Make It (Ashton, Lord)

Downside Upside Down (Ashton, Lord)

Band of the Salvation Army Band (Ashton, Lord)

Silly Boy (Ashton, Lord)

Surrender Me (Ashton)

Side Two:

Celebration (Ashton, Lord)

I Been Lonely (Ashton)

Shut Up (Ashton, Lord)

Ballad of Mr. Giver (Ashton, Lord)

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